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Alfred Hale Connector

Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

A great singletrack, switchback climb connecting the Grindstone Ridge Trail and the Grindstone Mesa Loop.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.4

KM

Singletrack

7,809' 2,380 m

High

7,233' 2,204 m

Low

589' 179 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

A fun and rewarding, steady climb connecting the Grindstone Ridge Trail and the Grindstone Mesa Loop. This trail has amazing views of Grindstone Lake from the top. Some of the switchbacks can be slightly difficult to climb but overall the grade isn't too steep for most to handle.

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Tyler Lang

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#102

in New Mexico

#5,011

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Photos

Vista of Grindstone Lake near the apex of the climb.
Jun 1, 2016 near Ruidoso, NM
From the Alfred Hale Connector, look back to experience great views of Grindstone Lake.
Mar 13, 2017 near Ruidoso, NM
View of Sierra Blanca on the Alfred Hale Connector.
Nov 25, 2018 near Ruidoso, NM

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Aug 28, 2016
Tyler Lang
I think their numbers for elevation gain are low - I'm already at 648' gain... 2.9mi
May 15, 2016
David Lopez
Little muddy